If you've been to Florida but you haven't picked your own citrus, you're missing one of the oldest tourist traditions in central Florida. It's a memorable activity the whole family can enjoy and makes for beautiful pictures. Think of it as the "other" side of the Animal Kingdom.
Every tree in the world participates in many biological processes, but the most notable one is photosynthesis: Tree leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mix it with water, convert it into sugar using the sun's energy and give off oxygen as a by-product.
I really wanted to let the grapefruit flavor be, unabashedly, what it is: tangy, floral, sweet, and with a little bitter zing. What better way to let those qualities come out than to make a grapefruit sorbet?
Right now there is an amazing variety of citrus fruits on store shelves, including ripe clementines, blood oranges and grapefruit, all of which are a welcome addition to the cold-weather mixological pantry.